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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.
Posted on 01/01 at 09:00 PM
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To kick off 2014, I’m going to reinforce a rather bold suggestion that Group News Editor Jeff Berman made in his first blog post of the new year: Let’s cut out the use of the adjective “cautious” before we use the noun “optimism” when referring to the state of the U.S. economy.
Posted on 01/01 at 09:00 AM
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Help is on the way to ease the financial burden of unionized trucking companies that belong to multiemployer pension plans and possibly assist those companies in their attempt to continue to belong to those plans under modernized rules.
Posted on 12/19 at 12:50 AM

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Unionized jobs in the trucking industry today are as scarce as four-leaf clovers in the desert, and the growing nonunion trucking sector says that is no accident. They work hard at it every day.
Posted on 12/18 at 12:15 AM

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Spurred by signs of future positive growth, recent data released by Transport Capital Partners (TCP) points to increased optimism for motor carriers in the form of increased volumes and rates.
Posted on 12/17 at 03:37 AM

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Amid a still topsy-turvy economic outlook truck tonnage volumes appear to holding up pretty well, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) earlier this week.
Posted on 11/20 at 11:26 AM
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It’s a new era in trucking employee relations as the virtually union-free industry—except for UPS, YRC and ABF and a handful of other Teamster-related companies—copes with a pending labor shortage that is bad and threatens to be even worse.
Posted on 11/12 at 01:55 PM

Monday, November 04, 2013

There has been no shortage of feedback from shippers and carriers regarding the new changes to the motor carrier hours-of-service regulations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued in July.
Posted on 11/04 at 11:00 AM

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bipartisan legislation introduced by a trio of Congressmen—Reps. Richard Hanna (D-NY), Tom Rice (R-SC) and Michael Michaud (D-Maine) aims to halt the 34-hour restart provision on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s motor carrier hours-of-service (HOS) rules that took effect in July.
Posted on 10/31 at 12:53 PM

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The subject of regulations was front and center at last week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in Denver during a session entitled “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles—Regulatory Challenges in Transportation.”
Posted on 10/29 at 12:32 PM

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